July 1, 2016
Our chapter sponsors several summer experiences for middle school and high school students. Two middle school students, one from Ogdensburg and one from Edwards-Knox, received scholarships to attend Camp Colby and will be doing so soon. We will also be sponsoring a high school student from Massena to participate in the Avalanche Lake Bog Bridging Project from July 20-25. That student will help with the construction of bog bridges, using dimensional lumber. This is the student’s second summer receiving a trail scholarship from our chapter. He says, “Last year’s program taught me how to work as a team, instead as an individual, and respect nature and the forest trails. … Not only will this program benefit my future college and career goals, it will support my efforts in the Boys Scouts as I move toward earning the rank of Eagle.”
For next year, please spread the word to high school students interested in a trail maintenance project or middle school students interested in Camp Colby.
This year’s Outdoors-Indoors talk series, organized by Jeff Miller, wrapped up on Sunday, April 17, Dick Mooers will talk about the trip he and Peggy took through many great national parks and monuments along a route to California, the Oregon coast, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Alaska. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks that happened that same week.